Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu's drawings of gyneco-obstetric instruments

KADIOĞLU N. S., Ogenler O., Uzel I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.41, no.1, pp.1-5, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0911-442
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of our study was to determine the contribution of Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu's achievement to bring gynecology to the modern knowledge level. The gynecological tools in the achievement of Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu, who is the late period representative of classical medical paradigm, are examined in connection with the achievement of Zahravi, which belongs to the classical medical literature. It was determined that in the long time interval from Zahravi to Sabuncuoglu a limited advancement occurred in medical knowledge, and that the differences between the achievements of the 2 doctors are important for reflecting the development between the 2 periods.